Alashkert, Valur, Rosenborg, great to be back


I have loved my summer of football but it is great to be heading to Celtic Park on Champions League qualification duty tonight.  Better still, that we took care of the tie in Armenia, so that familiar knot in the stomach we often get at this time of year will not manifest tonight.

Alashkert will want to get this game over with but for Celtic it is another step in our fitness preparation for the three greater qualification challenges that lie ahead.

During the first half, we will have an eye on how Valur are getting on against Rosenborg in Trondheim.  The winners face Celtic in the next round*.  The Icelanders have a 1-0 lead to defend.

We are still preseason, and therefore likely to pick up injuries, so nothing heroic, Celtic.

*caveat acknowledged.

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  1. Stairheedrammy on

    Podium on a work day- result. HH to all and I’d like to thank a long list of people for helping me achieve this, especially my employers.





    Martin O’Neill’s Celtic pressed. Never seen a team like it for getting the ball back off an opponent and punishing them

  3. Top Ten from Gozo?!?!?!



    Injury free and into the next round Bhoys, that’s all I’ll be looking for tonight.

  4. WilliamKentigern67 on

    Very positive start to the the season. Keep the momentum going tonight. Really looking forward to this season.




  5. !!Bada Bing!! on

    No fan of Cliff Richard but what the BBC and the police put him through, was scandalous

  6. traditionalist88 on

    Celtic 4-0 Alashkert



    Fancy Rosenborg to get through tonight and it not to be as close as last time when we play them.




  7. Stairheedrammy on

    Bring on the Danes, the Armenians and the Icelanders, bring on the Uzbecks by the score………

  8. Hunderbirds are Gone on

    55 is an inevitability…


    … six years and we’re there.



  9. South Of Tunis on




    Yes -mid 70s -Cup Winners Cup.



    Beat them over there and humped them at Celtic Park. . The fine details escape me !!!!

  10. garygillespieshamstring on




    Yes, we have. Late 70s I think, if my memory serves me well.


    I think Johaness Edvaldsonn’s brother, Atli, was a young player with them at the time.

  11. garygillespieshamstring on

    Any techies on know anything about Apple computers? Last few times I have been lurking on CQN, a warning has opened up saying my computer is infected by a virus. As far as I thought, this didn’t happen to Apple Mac computers so I think it is probably a scam. Anyone able to confirm?

  12. South Of Tunis on




    Not a techie ——————- but -unlikely to be a virus and more likely a scam aimed at getting you to download something called- MAC DEFENDER — Don’t !!!!

  13. patmcgrathtakesapenalty on




    I’m no techie but as an Apple user of many years I’d say you’re right in thinking it’s a scam. I have had them in the past and, at first, they are threatening. If I remember rightly, to get rid of the message, I restarted and held the shift key down while that took place.

  14. Word of The Day



    Swink (swingk)





    1. (intr) to toil or drudge




    2. toil or drudgery



    Derived Forms swinker, noun



    Word Origin


    Old English swinc, from swincan









    I exclusively use Apple and have done so for approaching 10 years. I have never had a virus on any device and don’t use any commercial software to protect them. Mac Defender is dreadful software and will wreck your OSX install; the only way to get rid is a full restore of the system.



    A bit like a house Barratt joke in the 70s/80s once you’ve got it you ca never get rid of it!





  16. Marrakesh Express on

    Celtic 7 Valur 0. 1975. Dalglish walked into the New Orleans pub Rutherglen pre match with his in laws. I got his autograph and congratulated him on the birth of his daughter Kelly, who’s now a TV presenter. Makes me feel my age.

  17. whitedoghunch on

    As a result of match tickets now being limited, Celtic TV will provide exclusive LIVE coverage of tonight’s match for ALL Celtic TV subscribers.

  18. traditionalist88 on

    gene on 18th July 2018 2:35 pm



    How come BT televised the Sevco home leg last week but not ours this week.





    Genuine chance of the hilarity of the huns getting papped oot :)




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